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Wound Tight

So many questions,
Not enough time;
To sort out the mayhem,
That i call my tormented mind.
I know im analytical,
And thoughts run too deep;
But a brain in maximum overdrive,
Means a lifetime without sleep.
Ive tried different avenues,
To put the madness to rest;
But the fix is only temporary,
Numbing me for a day more or less.
I never once asked,
To be born this way;
To live life on a ledge,
Every single day.
Some people say, 
To embrace it as a gift;
That would be like cherishing an ache 
that wont ever lift.
They did testing on me,
Said i had a very high IQ;
But it just adds more to the curse,
Of what i go through.
I cry out to my creator,
About this misery in me;
To strip from me these demons,
Who wont let me be. 
I could leap off this ledge,
But it just doesnt seem right ;
So i continue to walk this high wire,
Where my sanity's wound tight...

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:52:00 PM
    Congratulations ~ what a great write! :)

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 1:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your "November Poem" contest win Carl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:56:00 PM
    I know the feeling of not being able to sleep because the mind is racing. But not for my intelligence. haha. THis is very interesting one. Congrats on your top spot!!!

    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser
    Date: 11/30/2012 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yup no fun some nights, i should say most nights,anyways thanks for commenting, blessings, Carl
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:26:00 PM
    Wow...are u sure u didn't write this one about me??? I can never seem to escape my over active mind! Congrats on the big win!!!!

    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser
    Date: 11/30/2012 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ya guess i should of called it Gwendolens, wound tight, ha, ha . Thanks for commenting, blessings Carl
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:38:00 AM
    This is really a great poem of yours which I've enjoyed reading, Carl! Many congratulations on your super win! love/hugs, Leonora

    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser
    Date: 11/30/2012 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Leonora, i appreciate the comments, have a great day, blessings Carl
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 7:34:00 AM
    Contragulations on your win! I experience racing thoughts all the time. It's a horrible feeling when you cannot turn them off...Hugs, Holly Moore

    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser
    Date: 11/30/2012 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Holly, hard to turn it off sometimes, sleeping is futile, oh well, blessings Carl
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:32:00 AM
    Congratulations Carl on your winning place xx

    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser
    Date: 11/30/2012 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mandy, i actually forgot all about posting this one, blessings Carl,i
  1. Date: 11/26/2012 9:34:00 PM
    Carl, some IQ and power... by the way.. I was shocked to see your on my winning list. Congratulations :-) with your winning poem.. Thank you for the awesome NOVEMBER'S poem entry... Goodnight! ~PD

    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser
    Date: 11/29/2012 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not as shocked as me, just got back from sea which is why i couldnt reply everyone, many thanks for your kindness, blessings ,Carl
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 6:41:00 PM
    wow...sounds like me, when pain strikes my muse goes in overdrive and won't let me sleep...i think many can relate here, good one!

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Nice flow and great content thanks for posting this !

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 6:46:00 AM
    Sounds intimidating - to have a brain on overdrive, too many questions, fewer answers. Well penned Carl!

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:24:00 AM
    Well written Carl, thank you for sharing it with me. Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)